India vs Ireland 1st T20 Highlights – Jun 27, 2018

Ire v Ind highlights today – First twenty/20 match from The Village, Malahide, Dublin (Ireland) Wednesday 27th June 2018. India will play their first ever t20 match today at The Village, Malahide, Dublin cricket ground. The highest total of the venue is 165/2 scored by Hong Kong against Afghanistan in 2015. The home team posted their highest total here is 128 all out vs Netherlands.

In twenty/20 format, India last played in Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series 2018. Washington Sundar took eight wickets in five matches, YS Chahal also took eight and JD Unadkat took seven. S Dhawan scored 198 runs, RG Sharma scored 173 runs and MK Pandey scored 134.
In t20 format, Ireland played in NETHERLANDS TRI-NATION T20I SERIES, 2018. GH Dockrell took six wickets in four innings, Simi Singh also took six wickets and BJ McCarthy also took six wickets. PR Stirling scored 176 runs, GC Wilson 128 and Simi Singh 96.

Wilson: India chase well but we have to look at our own game. We’ve had four games and a game against Sussex, the prep has been good. Hopefully, we can cause an upset. No Porterfield and McBrine.
Kohli: We would have bowled first as well. But on the outside, the sun is out and the wicket will play well. Not a bad thing. We practiced in London, and the guys have played IPL cricket as well. If it was Test cricket, time could have been a problem. The weather is something we’ve got to get used to. I was 70% a month ago and feeling good now.

Ireland won the toss and India will bat first.

India team/playing XI
Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Raina, Pandey, Dhoni, Hardik, Bhuvneshwar, Kuldeep, Chahal, Bumrah.
Ireland team/playing XI
Wilson, Stirling, James, Balbirnie, Simi, Stuart, KOB, Thompson, Dockwell, Chase, Rankin.

Match Timings: 16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00

For a change, the local weather forecast is clear, but you have to be brave to trust it. The ground is small and the surface is likely to be batsman-friendly (it will be brave to prepare a spicy deck for a game that could bring Cricket Ireland more money than any other series they’ll host in the near future). Expect batsmen from both sides to have fun then. There are two big questions that India need to address. First, the easier one: play the extra spinner in Yuzvendra Chahal, or opt for a three-man pace attack with Umesh Yadav who hasn’t played T20Is since 2012? Remember, he’s been in cracking form in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The other one is much bigger: who among Rahul, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik should they leave out? There’s also an injury cloud over Washington Sundar, who limped out of training after turning his ankle on a football. William Porterfield was rested for the two T20s against Scotland but he’s expected to return for this series. That could mean time on the bench for James Shannon. Among the bowlers, Ireland may opt for Andy McBrine in the place of Stuart Thompson, but that decision may hinge on overhead conditions on match day.

Umpires – Mark Hawthorne, Roly Black
TV Umpires – Alan Neill
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Paul Reynolds
Match number – T20I no. 678

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